I came back 20 minutes before lab today to put some notes on the board and generally get ready and caught one of my students, Leatherman tool in hand, trying to PICK THE LOCK to get into the classroom.
Seriously, I think I blurted out, “On what planet do you think this is appropriate?”
He claimed to be “impatient” but dangit *I’M* impatient and even I wouldn’t try a stunt like that. Go for a walk or something. Or study. Or something.
“Hello, Professor? This is [name]. Is there any chance the lab is going to be open early? I have some stuff I need to tend to.”
Now really, how hard is that?
Unless, of course, he had, um, Other Reasons.